International Game Technology Announced that GTECH Corporation Signs
Contract to Provide New Lottery Technology and Ongoing Services to the
Minnesota State Lottery
LONDON, U.K. (April 15, 2015) --
International Game Technology
PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") announced that its subsidiary
GTECH Corporation ("the
Company") has entered into a contract with the Minnesota State Lottery to
provide new lottery technology, an IP-communications network, multimedia
displays, self-service products, and ongoing support services, following a
competitive procurement. The 7.5 year integrated services contract with the
Lottery contains three renewal options of one year each, or up to one renewal
of three years, or any variation thereof.
The Company expects to receive
approximately $75 million to $80 million in revenues over the base 7.5 year
contract period, which runs through August 9, 2023. The Minnesota State Lottery
has been a valued customer since 2003.
"The Minnesota State Lottery has
built its success based upon strong retailer relationships and understanding
its players' preferences," said IGT CEO of North America Lottery Michael
Chambrello. "We will continue to work in partnership with this
forward-thinking lottery to offer the most appropriate technology solutions and
a diversified product mix tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of the
Lottery's retail landscape, and adapt as its business evolves over the next
seven-and-a-half years. As well, we will remain focused on maximizing
profitability for the Lottery by continually searching for ways to grow sales
while operating effectively and efficiently."
"IGT is the right partner for
building on the Lottery's 25 years of success and maximizing the Lottery's
contribution to the State of Minnesota," said Minnesota State Lottery
Executive Director Ed Van Petten.
Under the terms of the contract, the
Company will provide the Minnesota State Lottery with innovative, expandable
technology, a flexible set of retail solutions, and data-driven,
decision-making tools to help increase revenues to the State of Minnesota. The
Company will also replace the Lottery's existing central system with the latest
version of Enterprise Series (ES) central system solution to support all levels
of the Lottery's sales growth. The Request for Proposals (RFP) also called for
the replacement of the Lottery's existing terminal base with approximately
3,200 new Altura® GT1200 terminals. The latest ES MultiMedia digital
advertising display solution will be provided to stimulate increased brand
awareness, winner awareness, and player recognition of jackpots and game
activities, directly at the point-of-sale, as well as Ticket-Scan® Plus
self-service ticket checkers for players. In addition, the Company will replace
the current communications network with a combination of VSAT technology and
Dual Comm Inside.
The Company will maintain its
primary data center in Roseville, Minnesota, and its backup data center in
Austin, Texas, providing ongoing services such as operation and maintenance of
the central system; maintenance of the terminals and communications network;
field services; retailer training; and hotline management.
Proceeds from the Minnesota State
Lottery benefit the Game and Fish Fund, Natural Resource Fund, and the
Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund, among other good causes.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
regulated segments and channels, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of prime content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by
adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
IGT has approximately $6 billion in revenues and more than 13,000 employees.
For more information, please visit www.merger.igt.com.
Contact: Robert K. Vincent,
Corporate Communications, (401) 392-7452
James Hurley, Investor Relations,
SOURCE: GTECH / IGT.
Lucky Winner Hits $1.1M Jackpot on Bally MILLIONAIRE SEVENS at
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (April 8, 2015) --
Scientific Games Corporation
(Scientific Games or the Company) today announced
that its Bally Millionaire Sevens wide-area progressive slot link hit for
more than $1.1 million at Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, Calif., on
The lucky winner, a waitress name
Harriet Mellinger from Shafter, Calif., hit the life-changing jackpot while
playing the one-cent denomination 1,000,000 Degrees Triple Blazing 7s Wild
Jackpot game. Mellinger said she was drawn to the game when she walked into the
casino. The jackpot, which hit at about 9:30 p.m. PST, paid a total of
Matthew Mingrone, General Manager
for Eagle Mountain Casino, said, Were so happy that Scientific
Games is helping us maintain our position as one of the most generous casinos
in California and the slot players best bet for big time slot
The exciting Bally Millionaire
Sevens wide-area progressive features an initial million-dollar top award that
increases the more the linked games are played. The mammoth Millionaire Sevens
jackpot can be hit by players at any one of many participating casinos in
California, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Jersey.
Dean Ehrlich, Senior Vice President
of Global Gaming Operations, said, We are thrilled to share in this
exciting moment with Ms. Mellinger and Eagle Mountain Casino. We congratulate
her for this outstanding jackpot!
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets.
The Companys portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and
systems; table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery
games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology;
loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more
information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Gaming Laboratories International Deliver Testing and Certification
Services for the Launch of Shared Liquidity Internet Gaming
LAKEWOOD, New Jersey (April 15,
2015) - Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®) has successfully completed testing and
certification services for the first shared liquidity internet gaming system in
the United States.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board and
the Delaware State Lottery are the first regulatory agencies to pioneer the
integration of player pools across multiple domestic regulated markets. GLI was
tasked with ensuring regulatory compliance and financial auditing and worked
very collaboratively with the regulators and operators on various objectives
throughout the planning and deployment phases of this initiative.
As part of its process, GLI
assembled a team of industry experts to tackle objectives covering analysis of
regulatory overlap, component certification, report auditing, data migration
and security evaluation.
"We are happy to have been
engaged, as GLI was appointed as the testing and certification laboratory to
ensure compliance against all relevant and applicable requirements for the
states of Nevada and Delaware. It was a monumental effort by Jim Barbee, Chief
of the Technology Division at the Nevada State Gaming Control Board Gaming
Division, Rebecca Goldsmith, Deputy Director of the Delaware Lottery, and GLI
Engineering along with their incredible teams. It was their hard work and
dedication that brought the shared liquidity endeavor to fruition," said
GLI Vice President of Global Services Ian Hughes.
"The shared liquidly project
carries significant importance as it is a critical step in the further
development of a strong poker ecosystem within the United States, and we are
honored to have been chosen to conduct the testing," he added.
GLI tests and evaluates iGaming
platforms and systems for domestic and global markets. GLI also provides
consultation and professional services to established and emerging iGaming
jurisdictions worldwide, in addition to the land-based and lottery
jurisdictions the company serves.
For more than 25 years, Gaming
Laboratories International, LLC has continuously delivered THE best quality
land-based and iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy
while reducing time to market. With 21 laboratory locations spread across
Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South
America, GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and
international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and
17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery
industries. For more information, visit:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Government Calls for Submissions for Post-2018 Lotteries Licence
VICTORIA, Australia (April 13, 2015)
-- The Department of Justice & Regulation is seeking the communitys
views on current and future licensing arrangements for public lotteries.
A consultation paper setting out
information on the current regulatory arrangements in Victoria and other
jurisdictions, options and issues for consideration and information on how to
make a submission is now available at myViews.justice.vic.gov.au.
All submissions received will be
considered in the development of the policy framework for the future regulatory
arrangements for public lotteries in Victoria.
Submissions will be accepted until
close of business on May 19, 2015.
The purpose of this consultation
process is to seek the communitys views on current and future licensing
arrangements for public lotteries in Victoria.
Information gathered through this
process will help inform the development of future regulatory arrangements for
public lotteries in Victoria.
A consultation paper has been
prepared to provide you with an overview of the current licensing and
regulatory framework, as well as options for public lottery licences post-2018.
The paper raises issues and questions that are designed to assist you to make a
submission. You can, however, raise other issues or provide additional
information relevant to public lotteries.
Feedback received in response to
this consultation paper will be considered in the development of the policy
framework for the future regulatory arrangements for lotteries in Victoria.
How to respond to this
You can upload your submission via
the link below. A submission can be as long or as short as you like. There is
no prescribed format, however responses should be limited to matters pertaining
to public lotteries. Submissions on other matters will not be considered. All
submissions are due by close of business on 19 May 2015. At the close of the
consultation process submissions will be published on the myViews website.
If you have a query about the
consultation paper or the consultation process, you can contact the Lotteries
Licensing Project on (03) 8684 1928 or by email at:
Following consideration of the
submissions made in response to this paper, the Lotteries Licensing Project may
invite a person who has made a submission to meet to discuss their submission
with the project team.
SOURCE: Victoria Department of
Justice & Regulation.
National Lottery Launch Next Stage of 'Life Changing' Journey with
New Brand Identity
LONDON, U.K. (April 14, 2015) --
Camelot today announced a
new brand identity for The
National Lottery and its portfolio of games. The refresh is the next stage
of the strategy the company has adopted over the last 18 months to further
underline its 'Life Changing' purpose and is a natural evolution of the
'Play Makes It Possible' campaign, which has been running since last
The new identity has been developed
with international brand consultants, Wolff Olins, and puts the iconic National
Lottery 'crossed fingers' - recognised by 95% of the UK adult population - at
the heart of every game logo. This is designed to help raise consumer awareness
of the full range of games offered by The National Lottery, as well as
reinforce the life-changing role each of them plays in creating millionaires
and delivering over £33 million every week to Good Causes across the
As part of this, The National
Lottery's online Instant Win Games and Scratchcards will be brought together
under the umbrella brand 'GameStore' across both digital and retail channels.
GameStore will make it much easier for players to identify and play their
favourite instant win games wherever they are - and will again reinforce
awareness that these games belong to The National Lottery.
Sally Cowdry, Camelot's Marketing
& Consumer Director, explained: "We already operate four of the biggest
brands in the UK. But, like any major brand, we need to evolve and innovate to
ensure we stay relevant and engaging in an increasingly complex and competitive
"While most people know that
Lotto is part of The National Lottery - largely because it is the flagship
game, launched in 1994 - many aren't aware that EuroMillions and Instants are
also National Lottery games and play a big role in raising massive sums of
money for National Lottery-funded projects.
"This is important because our
research clearly shows that, when people - particularly younger consumers -
understand that these games contribute to National Lottery funding, they are
more positive about our brand. That's why we developed our recent 'Play Makes
It Possible' campaign, which has been hugely successful in starting to link all
the games together and showing how The National Lottery changes lives - both
through creating winners and contributing to Good Causes. This new look and
feel is only one part of our overarching 'Life Changing' brand communications
strategy, but it signals our continued commitment to constantly adapt so that
The National Lottery and its games remain fresh, relevant and appealing in the
The rollout of the new brand
identity will begin in mid-July across all channels.
For further information, please
CONTACT: Camelot Press Office: 020 7632 5711.
SOURCE: Camelot Press Office.
Georgia Lottery Corporation Transfer $261 Million to
ATLANTA, Georgia (April 16, 2015) --
Georgia Lottery Corp.
officials announced today another strong quarter with record-breaking results
in returns to education. Transfers to the State Treasury's Lottery for
Education Account will amount to $261,916,000, surpassing fiscal year 2014
third-quarter transfers by more than $17 million
This is the largest third-quarter
transfer in the history of the Georgia Lottery.
The total raised for education in
the state of Georgia is now more than $16.2 billion since the lottery's
inception in 1993.
"We've completed another quarter,
reaching another milestone for the students of Georgia," said Georgia
Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford. "We are committed to building on
our track record, and we will continue to put all of our efforts into
maximizing revenues for HOPE and Pre-K."
During the third fiscal quarter, the
Georgia Lottery launched Jumbo Bucks Lotto, a draw game available only in
Georgia, Max The Money, a new $30 instant ticket, and the Monopoly family of
The Georgia Lottery's third quarter
spanned from Jan. 1, ending March 31.
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.2 billion to the state of Georgia for
All Georgia Lottery profits go to
pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship
Program and Georgia's Pre-K Program.
More than 1.7 million students have
received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the
statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
SOURCE: Georgia Lottery.
Hoosiers Score on MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB TV Game
Six lucky players win
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (April 13,
2015) - Six Hoosier Lottery
players were cash prize winners in the most recent episode of the MONOPOLY
MILLIONAIRES' CLUB TV Game Show that aired this past weekend.
Audience members Marc Riggins of
Muncie, William Craighead of Fort Wayne, Charles Kehrer of Greenfield, Debbie
Kaluf of Merrillville and Terrance Bradford of Indianapolis each won $370.37 as
part of the "wheelbarrow" section. Bob Murphy of LaGrange was a $1,000 winner
after playing a Mini Game, "Zeroes."
The six players were randomly
selected to participate in the show, taped in Las Vegas, after playing the
MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Lottery draw game from the Hoosier Lottery and
participating in its Second-Chance Drawing.
The Hoosiers were part of the TV
Game Show studio audience, which was made up of lottery players from 23 states
where MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Lottery draw game tickets were sold. TV Game
Show contestants were selected at random from the lottery winners to play a
series of games, such as Community Chest, Ride the Rails and Electric Company.
Each offered cash and other prizes, with a total value of up to $2.5 million.
The final round offered one lucky contestant a shot at a $1 million prize..
In addition, members of each
section, which were named for the iconic MONOPOLY game board tokens, shared in
their contestant's winnings from the TV Game Show. Hoosier players were seated
in the "wheelbarrow" section.
Actor Billy Gardell ("Mike and
Molly," "You, Me and Dupree") served as host of the show, which was taped in
Las Vegas in early January.
MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Lottery
game opportunities for Hoosiers continue on April 7, when a Lottery Scratch-off
ticket goes on sale. The new MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Lottery game will
offer players the chance to win a four-night, five-day trip for two to Las
Vegas, with accommodations at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, by
registering their Lottery Scratch tickets at www.playmmc.com. As they build
MONOPOLY-themed Lottery Property Sets, they will earn entries into the random
drawing to go to Las Vegas.
In addition to the Second-Chance
Promotion, the new MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Lottery Scratch game will offer
the players the chance to instantly win top prizes of $200,000. Instant cash
prizes in the $5 game range from $5 to $200,000.
The next rounds of game show tapings
are scheduled to occur Aug. 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 27, with drawings on or around
June 30, July 28 and Aug. 25, 2015. Cutoff for entries is 11:59 p.m. ET on June
28, July 26 and Aug. 23
Riggins, Craighead, Kehrer, Kaluf,
Bradford and Murphy were among 10 Hoosiers randomly selected to participate in
the tapings of six episodes in January and another randomly selected 10 players
traveled to Las Vegas in February for another six tapings. The groups of 10
were divided into two groups, with each group participating in three
The MONOPOLY name and logos are
trademarks of Hasbro. The distinctive design of the game board, the four corner
squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and character, as well as each of the
distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces, are trademarks of Hasbro,
Inc. for its property trading game and game equipment. ©1935, 2015 Hasbro,
Pawtucket, RI 02862. All Rights Reserved.
About the Hoosier
Hoosier Lottery distributions
benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30
million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the
Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2013, the Hoosier Lottery contributed
$164.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier
www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback. Download the official
Hoosier Lottery app and follow on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.
New Focus on Research and Treatment of Problem
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (April 10, 2015)
-- Two to three percent of all Swedes have a problem gambling. Now begins a
research initiative on gambling at Lund University, funded by
Svenska Spel. At the same
time opens Region Skåne up as a centre for the treatment and care of
Last year, Svenska Spel announced a
unique project to build research on problem gambling at Lund University. Anders
Håkansson, who received the brand new post of lecturer in addiction
medicine with a focus on gambling, focuses its research on preventive measures
to prevent gambling addiction.
There is a huge pent-up demand
which society is not taken care of, says Anders Hakansson. The suffering is
great both for those who are problem gamblers and their families. There is an
awful lot to gain for these people if we can provide good care and even
preventive work continues Anders Hakansson, who also will work clinically with
gambling addiction Addiction Centre in Region Skåne.
Despite the scale of the problem,
both the prevention and treatment of those affected have been neglected in
Sweden. This also applies to research on the preventive measures which are
needed for different risk groups and what type of treatment is most effective.
The research on gambling addiction made so far has focused primarily on
describing the phenomenon.
"We need to get better at finding
early signs of problem gambling and to identify risk groups. What is it that
has greater risk of developing an addiction? We need to target various
preventive measures against different persons.
We also want to find out more
about comorbidity, ie what other addictions and psychiatric diseases these
people have and what the consequences are.
Swedish Games has a mission to
work preventative against gambling problem and contributes with 2.5 million per
year for five years.
The Swedish Spel prevention of
problem gambling, we need more evidence-based knowledge to develop methods to
prevent gambling-related problems. I am therefore very pleased that Swedish
game can co-finance the service. Ultimately, I hope to get research to real
effect on Swedish Spel prevention and that in this way we can further
contribute to a healthy development of the gaming market in Sweden," says
Lennart Kall, CEO of Svenska Spel..
Meanwhile, now Regions Skåne's
Addiction Centre expanded responsibility. Having previously worked exclusively
with alcohol and drug abuse will Beroendecentrum now accepting patients with
Dependent Care has the last ten
years has evolved to include more states than alcohol and drug addiction. Today
we also know that comorbidity between different states are very common. We look
forward to being able to offer people with gambling problems quality care and
genomic research to develop methods that can be used to prevent gambling
addiction in people at risk, says Åsa Magnusson, Area Manager at
Addiction Center in Malmö.
SOURCE: Svenska Spel.
Nations Top Law Enforcement Officials to Partner with Gaming
Association to Combat Illegal Gambling
Illegal Gambling Play it Safe initiative aims to protect
consumers, jobs and restore revenues to state and local
BILOXI, Mississippi (April 13, 2015)
-- At a gathering of the nations top law enforcement officers today,
American Gaming Associations
(AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman invited attorneys general, police chiefs
and other top law enforcement officials to partner with the AGA in its
Stop Illegal Gambling Play it Safe initiative to crack down
on illegal gambling operations across the country that harm consumers, steal
jobs and deprive state and local governments of revenues that pay for vital
public services. Freeman spoke at Beau Rivage in Biloxi during the National
Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Presidential Initiative Summit.
Legal and regulated casino
gaming in America is based on a foundation of integrity something that
is sorely lacking in the multi-billion dollar illegal gambling
sector, said Freeman. Our industry is committed to working
with law enforcement to expose illegal gambling, protect consumers and restore
the revenue and jobs lost to shady, predatory operators.
I appreciate the American
Gaming Associations proactive partnership with law enforcement,
said Attorney General Jim Hood, State of Mississippi and NAAG president.
There is clearly a stark difference between the legal regulated gaming
market and illegal bad actors that prey on consumers. I am exploring the idea
of establishing a committee to address illegal gambling.
The Stop Illegal Gambling
Play it Safe initiative seeks to distinguish the highly regulated,
$240 billion legal gaming industrywhich supports 1.7 million jobs and
generates $38 billion in taxes across 40 statesfrom the criminal networks
that rely on illegal gambling to fund violent crimes and drug and human
trafficking. The initiative will focus on four key areas of illegal gambling:
illegal sports betting; black market machines; Internet sweepstakes cafes; and
illegal online betting.
In January, as the U.S. Senate
Judiciary Committee began nomination hearings for Attorney General nominee
Loretta Lynch, AGA sent a letter to Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa),
chairman, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking member, to ensure the
next attorney general will crack down on illegal gambling activities that are
prevalent across the United States. In response to a question about how she
would tackle this important issue, Lynch touted her previous work to crack down
on illegal gambling and said, I would welcome the opportunity to work
with Congress to address this issue.
The American Gaming Association is
the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino
industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include
commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated
with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most
effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and
often misinformed public policies, and paving a pathway for growth, innovation
The National District
Attorneys Association represents over 6,000 of Americas
prosecutors, said Michael Moore, president of the National District
Attorneys Association and States Attorney from Huron, South Dakota.
Illegal gambling transcends all levels of law enforcement and our
prosecutors often carry the torch to confront these operations. Were
excited about the initial dialogue with the AGA to pool our expertise to train
and equip our nations prosecutors with the tools to attack these illegal
bad actors head on.
The Attorneys General take
illegal gambling, anti-money laundering, and transnational crime very
seriously, said Karen White, executive director of the Conference of
Western Attorneys General. The Conference of Western Attorneys General
and the Alliance Partnership are pleased to partner with the AGA to educate,
train, and empower law enforcement in the U.S. and abroad both in July at our
Annual Meeting and in October with our counterparts in Mexico. We believe
fostering good public and private sector collaboration enhances public
As the former Director of
the Arizona Department of Gaming, I have personally prosecuted the largest
gambling- related crimes in my state's history, said Arizona Attorney
General Mark Brnovich. Ill be working closely with the American
Gaming Association and leading efforts with my peers to attack this growing
problem head on.
SOURCE: The American Gaming
Global Betting and Gaming Consultant CEO to Chair the 2015 iGaming
Forum in Stockholm (15 17 April)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (April 14, 2015)
-- Over the course of the conference speakers such as Magnus Silfverberg
(Betsson), Sven Ivo Brink (mybet), Chris Harrison (Google) and Gustaf Hoffstedt
(BOS) will address the themes of globalisation, innovation and
individualisation and their influence on internet gambling in Europe and
There will also be an invite-only
national lottery forum on April 17. The national lottery forum will give
participants an opportunity to assess the competitive landscape and establish
strategies to compete effectively with other operators.
By understanding which platforms and
technology to invest in, national lottery operators can develop the games and
services their customers want to play.
Inspired to Provide 3,960 Video Lottery Terminals to
Inspired is contracted to
provide nearly 4,000 VLTs to the Greek market, to go live during
LONDON, U.K. (April 16, 2015) --
Inspired announces today that it has signed a contract to provide OPAP S.A.
(OPAP) with 3,960 VLTs for the Greek gaming market. OPAP has the exclusive
10-year licence to operate in Greece 35,000 VLTs; 16,500 VLTs through its own
network and the remaining 18,500 VLTs will be subcontracted to four to ten
Luke Alvarez, Founder and CEO of
Inspired, comments: "OPAP is one of Europe's largest and most established
operators and we are proud to be selected as one of their VLT suppliers,
following a competitive tender process. We will be launching a significant
number of Inspired VLTs in the coming months and we look forward to many years
of on-going success in Greece with OPAP."
Inspired has continued to invest
heavily in VLT technology and is the industry's leading integrator of
third-party hardware and content via its unique Open API. Inspired is therefore
able to provide Greek players with more variety and entertainment, via this
combination of Inspired proprietary and third-party games.
For more information about this
press release, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +44 20 7438 5800
About Inspired (www.inspiredgaminggroup.com)
Inspired is a global technology
company, headquartered in London, creating the future of gaming and lottery
entertainment. It offers unique Virtuals, Casino, Slots and Video Lottery games
and technology in 35 countries around the world.
Having pioneered the invention of
networked gaming in the UK over a decade ago, Inspired is at the forefront of
the global digital gaming evolution with over 35,000 gaming terminals connected
to its leading technology. Via this trusted network, Inspired provides fresh
gaming and lottery content to operator-controlled devices in shop, online and
Its Virtual Sports are the most
original and trusted Virtuals in the world. Created by a BAFTA award-winning
team of graphic designers and sports betting experts, Inspired is always
pushing the boundaries to create ever more compelling virtual entertainment
Inspired's customer base includes
regulated operators of lotteries, casinos, licensed betting offices, gaming
halls, bingo halls and regulated online sportsbooks and casinos. Key customers
include major regulated gaming companies such as Sisal, Lottomatica, William
Hill, Gala Coral Group, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Genting, Paddy Power, Codere, Sky
Vegas, PartyGaming, Fortuna, bet365 and Caliente.
SOURCE: Inspired Gaming.
Lottovate: Striking Out in Support of Responsible
LONDON, U.K. (April 14, 2015) --
Lottovate, the international digital lottery services provider, is sponsoring
Strikes for Responsible Gaming (SFRG), a ten pin bowling event taking place at
La Fleur's Lottery Symposium on May 7, 2015. Devised in partnership with the
National Council on Problem Gambling and hosted in Washington DC, SFRG is
expected to attract over 100 attendees.
Zuriñe Sáez de Viteri,
Managing Director of Lottovate, said: "We're proud to sponsor Strikes for
Responsible Gaming because it's not only a great opportunity for lottery
professionals to come together, network, and support a good cause but it also
serves as an important reminder of the responsibilities lotteries have to their
NCPG Executive Director, Keith Whyte
said: "We are pleased to again have Lottovate sponsor our Strikes for
Responsible Gaming event and to work with them on responsible gaming. We
believe that advanced gaming technology can create more informed consumers by
providing a greater level of access than ever before to information designed to
encourage safe choices and discourage unsafe behavior."
NCPG stats estimate that over 2
million Americans are currently suffering from gambling addiction - around 1%
of the population. A further 4-6 million people are "problem gamblers", whose
gambling affects their everyday lives.
Lottovate functions as a marketing
partner, digital retailer, and multichannel consultant for lottery companies
Sáez de Viteri commented:
"As Lottovate's services center on digital play, we're able to implement
greater controls than you would find in retail. For example, behavioral
analysis enables us to tell how much time someone's spending gaming, how many
games they've played, how much they've spent, and more besides: giving us the
option to restrict play or provide support to prevent the formation of
unhealthy gaming habits."
All of Lottovate's services and
solutions are compliant with responsible gaming laws, and it makes a major
effort to ensure that the customers of lottery companies are well-informed
about the risks of gambling addiction. This includes a 5000 donation to
the Centre of Responsible Gaming in the Netherlands (Centrum voor Verantwoord
Spelen) and sponsorship of last year's SFRG.
All proceeds from this year's event
go towards the NCPG's services, which include the administration of a dedicated
24 hour nationwide telephone helpline accessible by phone, text and chat.
Strikes for Responsible Gaming will take place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at
Lucky Strike Lanes, 701 7th Street, Washington DC.
More information can be found on the
Lottovate is passionate about
digital lottery and the potential it offers the regulated lottery market, both
in increasing revenues and attracting new players, responsibly. Indeed, digital
is all we do.
Lottovate's focus is managing player
experiences that will deliver results, based on leading eCommerce practices and
Most traditional suppliers to the
lottery industry focus on the supply of technology, leaving lotteries to
operate and build their businesses. Lottovate works in true partnership with
lotteries to build a successful digital channel together on a shared basis,
with Lottovate, not only supplying the multi-channel experience, but also
managing the digital lottery channel and the day to day operations of
attracting and retaining players.
Our services are available in two
ways - as a full, end to end, multi-channel operation which we call "The
Digital Retailer"; or for those lotteries that already have an interactive
proposition, we can manage the player-facing marketing activity to optimise
performance as "The Marketing Partner".
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Leading Online and Mobile Game Supplier iSoftBet Granted UK
LONDON, UK (April 9, 2015) --
Leading online and mobile game supplier iSoftBet has recently been granted a
remote casino operating licence and software licence by the
UK Gambling Commission (UKGC),
enabling the supplier to continue offering its range of superb products to the
UK online gambling market.
Licenced in Alderney and with a vast
existing gaming portfolio certified in Italy, Spain and Belgium; the
companys newly-acquired UK licence will enhance its position and
reputation in the industry, and allow UK operators to provide iSoftBets
stunning selection of casino software to their players.
iSoftBet CEO Nir Elbaz said:
The accreditation of our UK licence represents another landmark step
in the commercial development of iSoftBet. As a leader in providing innovative
and exciting gaming products and advocates of responsible gambling,
iSoftBets newest licence will allow the company to further boost its
presence in regulated markets, and provide content to the thriving UK
About iSoftBet (www.isoftbet.com)
With a wealth of knowledge and
experience in regulated markets, iSoftBet has quickly become a household name
in the online casino industry. Boasting an impressive collection of
high-powered games with stunning audio-visual effects, iSoftBets
unparalleled casino games collection also features a range of unique and
innovative HTML5 mobile content along with exclusive branded content and a
brand new online and terminal-based sports betting platform. Each of
iSoftBets products is created to ensure that it meets industry standards
and we combine innovation with experience to provide world class gaming
software to our partners.
iSoftBet CONTACT: Luci Apostolou,
Sales Manager, Tel: +44 (0) 208 133 2907, Email:
Hong Kong Jockey Club Announce Appointment of Executive Director of
Legal and Compliance
HONG KONG, SAR (April 6, 2015) --
The Hong Kong Jockey Club today (2 April) announced the appointment of Ms
Philana Poon to the position of Executive Director, Legal and Compliance with
effect from 1 June 2015. Ms Poon will also be named the Company Secretary of
the Club on the same date.
In her new capacity, Ms Poon will
oversee the function that brings the Clubs legal and compliance
activities together. On the legal front, she will be responsible for
safeguarding the Clubs interest and managing the Clubs legal risks
while on compliance, she will lead the development of the Clubs
compliance framework as well as its implementation and maintenance.
As the Clubs Executive
Director of Legal and Compliance, Ms Poon will bring in her business and
commercial acumen in working with respective division to ensure the operations
and activities of the Club and its subsidiaries are conducted in accordance
with the law, both in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions, and to help protect
the Clubs rights, brand and reputation.
Ms Poon has over 20 years of
post-qualification experience both in in-house and private practice. Prior to
joining the Club, she was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of
the HKT Trust and HKT Limited and the Group Company Secretary of PCCW Limited.
Prior to joining PCCW-HKT, She worked for Baker & McKenzie and Lovells
(previously Lovell White Durrant). Ms Poon earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree
from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Law degree from Cornell
University. In 2014, she was named by Asian Legal Business as Hong Kongs
In-House Lawyer of The Year.
The Hong Kong Jockey
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong
Jockey Club is a world-class horse racing operator and Hong Kongs largest
community benefactor, as well as one of Asias most prestigious membership
clubs. Operating as a not-for-profit organisation, the Club allocates its
surplus funds for charitable and community projects. In 2013/14, its donations
reached a record $3.6 billion, and in the last decade alone it supported over
1,275 projects. The Club is also Hong Kongs largest single taxpayer,
contributing a record HK$19.58 billion in 2013/14. With about 70% of its
revenue given back to society every year through donations and tax
contributions, The Hong Kong Jockey Club delivers a significantly higher return
to the community than any other racing and/or sports betting organisation in
the world. As a socially responsible organisation, the Club helps Government
combat illegal betting and advocates responsible gambling. The Club is also one
of Hong Kongs largest employers with over 24,800 full-time and part-time
staff. Committed to global excellence and giving back to society, the Club is
always riding high together for a better future with the
people of Hong Kong. Please visit 130.hkjc.com.
SOURCE: Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Florida Brings Home An $80 Million Powerball® Jackpot
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (April 13,
2015) -- The Florida
Lottery announce that yet another lucky Florida Lottery player has hit it
big playing a multi-state jackpot game. One ticket matched all five numbers and
the Powerball in the Saturday, April 11, POWERBALL® drawing, winning the
advertised $80 million jackpot.
"The multi-state game POWERBALL
has created more than 182 Florida millionaires, including Saturday night's
jackpot winner," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "And,
what we're really proud of, is the nearly $1.2 billion that has been raised for
education thanks to POWERBALL sales."
The winning numbers were
1-12-32-42-58 and the Powerball was 12. The winning Quick Pick ticket was
purchased at State Line Gift Shop, located at 11208 U.S. Highway 97 in McDavid.
The retailer will receive $40,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
This is Florida's ninth POWERBALL
jackpot winner since joining the game in 2009, including the record-setting
$590.5 million jackpot. The winner of this POWERBALL jackpot has not yet come
forward to claim their prize.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $27 billion to education and sending more than
700,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly
98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education.
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $46 billion in prizes and
made more than 1,400 people millionaires. For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.